OS: Windows Server 2008 using a domain. Workstations are Windows 7.
We have a drive call it “Testing” with many folders. One of the folders under “Testing” is “Results.” The files in testing are updated on daily basis. “Testing” is on a partition with several other shared folders with many sub-folders.
For example, Drive G has five shared folders, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Testing and Training. Each of these shared folders has a unique set of users and restricted permissions. What would be the easiest way to grant read-only access to a group of users (salesdept) to the folders and files in “Results?” I sense the permissions using G$ would be a nightmare.
Would it be reasonable to create a folder under Sales and update the files in “Results” in “Sales” from the files in “Results” on “Testing” using a DOS batch file.
Do I have other options? If so, what alternatives should I consider?